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07 May 2009 @ 03:09 am
mexican folk art!  
i've finally decided on the theme of my living room . . . . i'm very inspired by mexican folk art. i have so much of it i've finally decided to incorporate it into my room. so far, i've painted my shelf super bright yellow and i'm looking for any tutorials or hell even items to buy that you thirfty folk might have for me!

i'll be posting soon, so hit me with your best shot!
 
 
 
Destructo Girl Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒslugaboo on May 7th, 2009 07:17 am (UTC)
I found a Talavera tile tin mirror at goodwill a few weeks ago for like, $4.

http://www.sunriseimports.net/tinandtilemirrors.html

I'm in love with them now! I want to start collecting. They have some great colors that you can choose from to best fit your Mexican folk art :)

My apartment theme is... just all over the place lol. I have south american maps, indian reed stitched pictures, mexican mirrors, chinese plaques :P

Good luck!
I see colors like you hear jetplanescrocodiletears on May 7th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
Perhaps some Loteria cards? Laminated they could make nice coasters, art for the wall, or I found some fabric with the pattern on it. Throw pillows, draped fabric, larger framed art. If you have already or could thrift a cylindrical lamps shade not a conical one, I think an easy and great looking project would be to cover that with it.

http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/la-loteria-mexican-bingo-card-fabric

A serape is not really folk art, but then again it's a woven blanket, so I guess it does fit your theme, and they come in all different colors, so you can pick one that pops nicely with the yellow.

I'm sure you're going to get a lot of comments about Dia de los muertos and sugar skulls and stuff, and that'd be really cheap to do, because you can paint some yourself. Since you can't paint your walls, if I remember correctly, I'd suggest putting a LOT of art up, to get the wall nearly covered and still make the entire room seem like it's brightly colored. You could get a bunch of large cheap pictures from the goodwill, paint dia de los muertos style skeletons with teal and magenta and purple and whatever goes backgrounds over whatever dumb landscapes were on them when you thrifted them, and then paint the frames contrasting colors to the backgrounds, but colors you've used in other paintings, so the paintings all tie in.

I feel like I could give better suggestions if I knew what kind of mexican folk art pieces you already have. I remember the skull from your room, but what else?

Oh, and don't forget saint candles.
I see colors like you hear jetplanescrocodiletears on June 11th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
How's the room coming? I really love the idea, and am looking forward to seeing it.